Frequently asked questions about Levemir®

About Levemir®

Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) is a man-made insulin that is used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.

Levemir® is not meant for use to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.

About Levemir® FlexTouch®

FlexTouch® is our latest advancement in prefilled insulin devices from Novo Nordisk. It is a prefilled insulin pen ready to use in just a few steps. FlexTouch® has been designed with no push-button extension and offers an audible click when your dose is delivered.a

aAfter dose counter has returned to 0, keep needle in skin for 6 seconds before the needle is removed. If you do not, you may not have received your full dose and you should check your blood sugar levels more often because you may need more insulin. You may or may not hear an audible click at end of dose.

Levemir® support

Our Doctor Discussion Guides can help prepare you for a conversation with your health care provider about taking Levemir®. Download a guide, print it out, and bring it to your next appointment.